Miss Sarajevo--Luciano Pavarotti and U2
One of the world's greatest voices was silenced this month with the passing of Luciano Pavarotti on September 6th, a giant of the music industry who brought his unique interpretations to a much wider audience than your average opera singer.
His life was larger than life as they say, at times a never ending soap opera with a big sound that moved his personna far beyond the opera house and into popular culture.
The tenor first came to the world's attention in the seventies and through the eighties, crossing the musical boundary of opera at the 1990 World Cup when Pavarotti joined fellow tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. From a performance on the eve of the championship game, the legend of the Three tenors was born, and opera became the in thing for a whole new audience.
Over the years to follow, he was known for his performances with many of popular musics leading stars of the times, through his Pavarotti and Friends concerts which provided funding and awareness for many UN projects around the world.
One of those collaborations we showcase tonight on the Music Club. A sample of a concert that included a duet with Bono of U2, Miss Sarajevo is a haunting song that captured the fears and hopes of the city that shares the name.
For his efforts Pavarotti was made an honorary citizen of Sarajevo in 2006.
Maestro the music please....
Recording-Together for the Children of Bosnia